Riksdag

(from the article `Adolf Frederick`) Most of the power during the new king`s reign rested in the Riksdag (parliament). Twice he tried to free himself of its control. In his first attempt ... ...father, Oscar I, on July 8, 1859, Charles was an intelligent and artistically inclined ruler much liked in both kingdoms. The royal power, ... ...
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Riksdag

(Swedish: `Day of the Realm`), the Swedish states general from 1435 to 1865, unique in Europe because it included the peasantry as the fourth state.[2 related articles]
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Riksdag

Riksdag (rēks'däg, rēks'tä) , national parliament of Sweden, formed in 1866. Originally a two-chamber legislature, it became a single chamber body in 1971. Representation in the chamber is proportional. Members are elected by universal suffrage for a term of three years...
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